Honor Code for Biloxi High Classes
This Honor Code acknowledges the importance of honest academic behavior. The objective of the Academic Honor Code is to sustain a learning-centered environment in which all students are expected to demonstrate integrity, honor, and responsibility, and to recognize the importance of being accountable for one’s academic behavior.
Classroom Behaviors Covered by Honor Code
- Cheating--intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids; use of any unauthorized assistance, resources, materials or electronic/cellular devices with or without photographic capability in taking quizzes, tests or examinations and the acquisition, without permission, of a test or other academic material belonging to Biloxi High School, the teacher, or to any staff.
- Plagiarism--the reproduction of ideas, words or statements of another person as ones' own without acknowledgement.
- Unauthorized Collaboration--intentionally sharing or working together in an academic exercise when such actions are not approved by the course instructor.
- Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty--permitting or attempting to help another to violate the academic honor code (sharing your work); alteration or sabotage of another student's work, such as tampering with laboratory experiments.
- Destruction, Desecration, or Theft of classroom/lab materials—including lab equipment, chemicals, specimens, school furniture, textbooks, teacher-supplied materials (markers, rulers, etc.), and walls/bulletin boards.
An academic environment has expectations of both students and faculty. Academic honesty requires a shared commitment to the highest standards for learning.
Students have the responsibility to:
- Be fully knowledgeable of the Honor Code
- Produce their own work
- Encourage honesty among their fellow students
- Encourage high expectations of self and fellow students
- CONFIDENTIALLY report infractions of the Honor Code
Faculty has the responsibility to:
- Review classroom expectations with respect to all aspects of academic honesty
- Inform the student directly about any charges of academic dishonesty
- Apply consequences in a fair and consistent manner
Cheating will result in a “0” on the assignment, quiz, test, project, etc., for all parties involved.
Zeroes resulting in cheating cannot be retested, dropped or replaced.
Incidents of destruction, desecration or theft of property will be handled according to classroom discipline and student handbook policies.